On Easter Sunday 2012 we received new Bibles into St Thomas'. Every church of course needs Bibles so this might not sound like such a big thing. However, the new church Bibles also marked a change of translation from the New International Version (NIV) which has been used for many years, to the English Standard Version (ESV). The ESV was first published in 2001 so is a very up to date translation. It is marked by beauty of language, accuracy of translation and wealth of available resources. It is an excellent choice for our next phase of life as a contemporary and evangelical church. Read on to find out more about why we've bought new Bibles and why we chose the ESV.